Broadway’s Robi Hager (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie) Brings His BASIC WITCHES Musical Online for Artist Fundraiser

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations Broadway’s Robi Hager (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie, How to Succeed…, Dr. Zhivago) is bringing his musical BASIC WITCHES to the digital screen for one night only…for a worthwhile cause! The campy drag-filled extravaganza, co-written by Hager and lyricist John Egan, will be streamed via Facebook Live starting at 8PM EST on Saturday, April 11.  Proceeds will benefit performers … Continue reading Broadway’s Robi Hager (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie) Brings His BASIC WITCHES Musical Online for Artist Fundraiser

Pantry Recipe: At-Home South Jersey Tomato Pie from Borgata’s Wolfgang Puck American Grille

courtesy of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa -photo by Aram Mardigian Right now, many people are looking for unique and easy recipes that can be easily prepared from pantry staples. Aram Mardigian, Executive Restaurant Chef of Wolfgang Puck American Grille at the Borgata in Atlantic City, is sharing his recipe for his Tomato Pie that can easily be whipped up in your own kitchen.  This … Continue reading Pantry Recipe: At-Home South Jersey Tomato Pie from Borgata’s Wolfgang Puck American Grille

Some of the best things we ever ate (social distancing edition)!

“Stuck inside these four walls, sent inside forever, never seeing no one, nice again…” Yes, yes, we get it. Scary thought, we know. But, it damn sure sounded as if Sir Paul McCartney knew in the early ’70s what we’d all be living through in these, the-not-so-roaring 20s. Prophetic? Eh, maybe.  In trying to stay up-to-the-minute-current, just trying to keep up with the terminology, let … Continue reading Some of the best things we ever ate (social distancing edition)!

From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season…

THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS AND THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION PRESENT… 2020/21 BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA SEASON SHOWCASING LARGEST SUBSCRIPTION SEASON IN KIMMEL CENTER HISTORY! WITH 14 BLOCKBUSTER PRODUCTIONS AND A COMBINED 49 TONY AWARD® WINS, 2020/21 Season Highlights include FOUR Philadelphia premieres… From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season today, reminding the … Continue reading From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season…

The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney talks about his iconic Irish band and what’s in store for their Philadelphia stop next week.

-Brenda Hillegas Photo courtesy of the Kimmel Center Paddy Moloney, who founded The Chieftains in Dublin in 1962, calls his career a “long journey of music and friends” and rightfully so. The band has over 40 albums, countless collaborations with big name musician, six Grammys, credits on an Oscar-winning soundtrack, and are considered by many music experts as the group that brought traditional Irish music … Continue reading The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney talks about his iconic Irish band and what’s in store for their Philadelphia stop next week.

Local playwright Douglas Williams talks about his latest creation, Ship, presented by Azuka Theatre through March 15th

Alison Ormsby (Caitlin) and Annie Fang (Nell) in Azuka Theatre’s production of Ship. Photo by Johanna Austin/AustinArt.org In Ship, written by Douglas Williams, we meet Nell. She’s just out of rehab and returns to her hometown of Mystic, CT where she has two goals in mind-  to track down her former classmate who tried and failed to grow the longest fingernails in the world, and to … Continue reading Local playwright Douglas Williams talks about his latest creation, Ship, presented by Azuka Theatre through March 15th

Harriet Tubman guides audiences through time in My General Tubman, at Arden Theatre.

-Brenda Hillegas Damien J. Wallace, Danielle Leneé, Dax Richardson, and Aaron Bell in MY GENERAL TUBMAN. Photo by Wide Eyed Studios My General Tubman connects two stories. One is set in present day Philadelphia and highlights a scenario that happens all too often- a young man named Nelson (played by Brandon Pierce) is charged with a crime he didn’t commit; his story is ignored and … Continue reading Harriet Tubman guides audiences through time in My General Tubman, at Arden Theatre.

Riverdance tap dancer Lamont Brown tells us about the show’s 25th anniversary tour- coming to Merriam Theater this month!

-Brenda Hillegas (Feature photo by Jack Hartin) Earlier this week, the 25th anniversary tour of Riverdance began in Maine. Later this month, the tour makes a stop here in Philadelphia at the Merriam Theater as it continues through 45 cities in the United States. Fans of all ages have fallen in love with the music and dance of this show. Twenty five years later, Riverdance … Continue reading Riverdance tap dancer Lamont Brown tells us about the show’s 25th anniversary tour- coming to Merriam Theater this month!

Icebox cake with bananas and Nilla Wafers

Icebox Cake   Courtesy of Joei DeCarlo   Ingredients  1 box vanilla instant pudding mix (I prefer Jell-O brand) 1 box chocolate instant pudding mix 1 box of Nilla Wafers 1/2 container of Cool Whip 3 bananas, sliced Directions  Defrost Cool Whip 2-3 hours prior to assembling cake. Prepare pudding mixes according to package directions. Keep flavors separate, in their own bowls. Crush 1/2 box of Nilla Wafers into fine crumbs by hand … Continue reading Icebox cake with bananas and Nilla Wafers

Philadelphia writer Lorene Cary brings world premiere of My General Tubman to Arden Theatre Company in 2020

-Brenda Hillegas Local author Lorene Cary will be presenting the world premiere of her play, My General Tubman, here in Philadelphia at the Arden Theatre. The production explores Harriet Tubman’s journey and the impact she still has today. Cary’s first novel, The Price of a Child, was selected as the inaugural One Book, One Philadelphia in 2003. Her work includes a best-selling memoir, Black Ice, … Continue reading Philadelphia writer Lorene Cary brings world premiere of My General Tubman to Arden Theatre Company in 2020